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One Great Meal in Basque Country

Thanks - do you remember how much the entire meal was?

Dec 03, 2010
bjb41 in Spain/Portugal

One Great Meal in Basque Country

Thank you all for your fantastic feedback. The real question now is whether to spend the extra money or to instead visit a couple of one star places. We went to French Laundry a couple of years ago and although the food was fantastic, I'm not sure it was worth it. Honestly, we are more excited to visit the Cider Houses and eat pintxos as we bar hop so we may save the splurge for the next time around. Thanks again!

Nov 30, 2010
bjb41 in Spain/Portugal

One Great Meal in Basque Country

Hi All,

My wife and I are going to the Basque Country for four days. Although we are on a budget, we'd like to have at least one meal at a premier restaurant such as Arzak, Mugaritz, Akellare, Etxebarri, etc. We've been reading up and there seem to be a number of great world-class restaurants but since we don't want to break the bank, we thought our decision could be impacted by the price of the meal. Are all these restaurants priced relatively the same? Would ordering ala carte be a more inexpensive (but still worthwhile) option? Are the lunch price-fix menus less expensive than the dinner menus?

Ideally we'd like to keep the tab under $250 USD.

Another consideration to keep in mind is that I do not eat pork and my wife is pregnant so she is somewhat limited in terms of what she can eat.

I really appreciate your advice or suggestions. Thanks!

Nov 29, 2010
bjb41 in Spain/Portugal